Shocking news for Kashmir govt. and Kashmir people on Sayed Ali Shah Geelani's Death

Former member of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly

Sayed Ali Shah Geelani was a protester leader in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

He was member of Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir, but later on founded Tehreek-e-Hurriyat.     

                             

Born: 29 September 1929

Died: 1 September 2021

Nationality: Indian

Spouse: Jawahira Begum

Party: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat

Education: University of Punjab , Oriental College Punjab University

He qiut Hurriyat in June 2020

Young Age

Sayed Ali Shah Geelani was born in town Sopore Baramulla, on 29 september 1929. He took education at Sopore and finished studies at Oriental Pujab College.



Political Life

- He has been observed as protester leader in Kashmir. He was blamed by Chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir for rise in bloodshed in Kashmir. 

- He was re-elected for fourth time to serve as Chairman of Hurriyat conference in October    2013.

- Sayed Ali Shah Geelani was invited to participate in meeting of Foreign ministers of Organization of Islamic Cooperation(OIC).

- Geelani appealed to people of Kashmir to boycott Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly 2014, completely. But despite repeated boycott appeals, assembly election recorded record voter's turnout of more than 65%.

Personal life of Sayed Ali Shah Geelani

- Geelani's spouse name was Jawahira Begum. he has 2 sons; Nayeem and Naseem & 4 daughters; Anisha, Farhat Jabeen, Zamshida and Chamshida.

- Geelani's passport was seized due to 'anti-India' activities in 1981.

- Anisha and Farhat are Geelani's daughter from his second marriage.

- Geelani's son Nayeem & his wife are both doctors who lived in Pakistan, but they returned to India in 2010.

- Naseem works at agricultural University in Srinagar.

- Geelani's grandson Izhaar is a crew member in private airlines in India.

Death of Geelani

- Geelani have breathing complications.

- He has died at his home in Srinagar at the age 92.

- he passed away after lengthy illness.

Some more infomation

- In 2020 Geelani was awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan, Pakistan's highest civilian honour.

- He was a legislator for more then 15 years.

- His body will be taken to his village in Sopore for burial. 

- Security forces were deployed across Kashmir and all the roads. Officials said troops have been deployed. 

- Journalists were prevented from covering the funeral and stopped from to Hyderpora



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